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McLeod Safe Kids Offers Halloween Safety Tips

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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following safety tips to ensure a safe and happy Halloween.

Safety Tips

·   Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

·   Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

·   Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

·   Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering befo...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal: The Importance of Smoke Alarms

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Residential fires can start and spread rapidly. Every day, at least one child dies from a home fire and every hour approximately 14 children are injured from fires or burns. Ninety percent of all fire-related deaths are due to home fires, which spread quickly and can leave families as little as two minutes to escape once an alarm sounds.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Residential Fire Safety Month (October) as well as year-round. The organizat...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Hosts Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Check

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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host the upcoming Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence.

The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place on Thursday, October 16, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence). This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location.

Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will check installation of child s...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Safe Swimming Essentials

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Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children. In 2010, 1,027 children ages 19 and under drowned, and 5,714 children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency rooms for injuries for near‐drownings in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Water Safety Month (June) as well as year-round with these safety tips.

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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Upcoming Event: Kohl’s Cares Safe Seats at the Beach on October 22

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On Tuesday, October 22, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host Kohl's Cares Safe Seats at the Beach from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Myrtle Beach Kohl's parking lot, located at 8646 Highway 17 Bypass South.

McLeod Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will not only check installation of child safety seats, but also correct those in need and educate parents or guardians on proper installation and use.

Participants should have car, child safety seat and chil...

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